Had fun at Re:public, the
Had fun at Re:public, the service was exceptional.The only downside was that it was very loud making it difficult to hear conversations within our party of seven.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
They were great at accomodating
They were great at accomodating a lunch group at short notice, we had a nice space in the back so it was quiet and they got all the food out (2 courses0 in time for us to hot foot it back to work. everyone enjoyed their food. My steak salad could have used some more dressing but was tasty and the meat was cooked perfectly.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Phe:nomenal! The food was
Phe:nomenal! The food was local, fresh and prepared perfectly. Craft beers on tap were a good mix of local & national. Be careful with the "desert" cheese platter; it's a meal, but it was delicious. Great Lake union find!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Three people had three terrific
Three people had three terrific meals. This is the best lunch spot in South Lake Union.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with two girl friends for happy hour. We had a booth along the wall which was perfect for talking. The happy hour menu is VERY limited. The clams were excellent. The cheese plate was very tiny samples of three cheeses. I will definitely go back, but probably for lunch. Overall it was a great place and a lively atmosphere.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
why are you not eating here
I was blown away by how partially full this restaurant was. The food is amazing, it's much easier to get to than some of the equally delicious Ballard restaurants. I was grateful I could get in last minute and had an absolutely amazing dinner and cocktails here. Definitely fit for foodies. The cucumber cocktail was incredibly flavorful and aromatic. I absolutely loved how fresh all of the ingredients were and how amazing this made the food taste. People say this is more of a late night scene restaurant/bar but i'll add that you are missing out if you aren't trying this for your casual evening dinners out. Yum!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I hosted the former owners of the building in which the restaurant is located. We were tenants in the 80's and 90's of the very space we ate in. We told the hostess Stacey and she brought one of the the new partners, Ruadhri (Rory) over and he graciously gave us all a tour of the whole building; it was a walk down one of life's 'Memory Lanes'.
This was after a lunch that I can only describe as outstanding. The Halibut was dead-on to the way it was ordered and the hamburger was the best I have had since leaving New York fifty years ago. And I assure you, I am not given to casual hyperbole.
While this restaurant tends toward a young clientele, it was magical for our Over The Hill foursome.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had my husband's graduation dinner at Re:Public on a FRIDAY night...I thought it would be terrible even trying to get a reservation but we got a reservation for 6 no problem. What's worse, at the last minute we had three other people who wanted to come. I called the restaurant and they were so nice and even though I'm sure it was a juggling act to get us all in there they did. OH and did I mention we had our 1-year-old with us. He's a really good kid, not a picky eater and not a loud fussy baby but still I felt bad taking a baby to a hip and trendy restaurant on a Friday night. The staff was outstanding, the food was great and we had a GREAT time. Highly recommended!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The place to be
This place is really noisy, but that's probably because the bar is packed. And, the bar is at least half of the restaurant. The food is good bistro fare.
7/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great experience at
Had a great experience at Re:public. The food was very good. What stood out were our two appetizers, the oysters and the octopus, both outstanding. My steak was cooked perfectly and my husbands salmon was good. The kitchen was able to accomodate for both gluten and dairy intollerance and the staff was knowledgeable about the menu. Service was professional yet friendly, we felt comfortable and taken care of. It was a hot night so having the retractable door was nice and also added to the cool urban atmosphere.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and ambience.
We went there for Sunday brunch, and were practically the only guests at 12:30. For a brunch spot that serves the quality of food that they do, it's wonderful not to have to wait in line for a table. The downside, is that the menu is more lunch oriented. In fact I believe on the menu they call it "blunch" , not brunch. I won't comment on the service, because I don't believe that you can make a blanket statement about a restaurant's servers. I disagree that anyone should ever do so, in fact. People come and go, and you never know what kind of a day that particular person is having. Overall it's a great little spot and a fantastic addition to the neighborhood.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in SLU Bar
Re:Public looks like an upscale bar, so you might not expect some of my favorite food in the City. Nothing too fancy, but everything is prepared with care from excellent ingredients.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely evening
We were visiting from out of town and choose this restaurant because of the good reviews and proximity to our hotel on Lake Union. I was so pleased that we did! The wait staff were attentive without being overbearing. We ordered the starter of olives and were delighted with the pickled green beans and almonds that accompanied them.
My friend had the sockeye salmon and I had the tagalarini (sp?) with chanterelles as mains and they were wonderful. The salmon was cooked well and the mushrooms in the pasta were divine!
The only misstep was corrected by the chef in a very charming fashion. Dessert was not up to snuff and the chef came out, apologizing profusely, with two other desserts for us to share. They won us over.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a reservation @ 6:15 on a Thursday and the ace was packed from unhappy hour. Got seated right on time and Everything went well. Chef had excellent variety of choices with nice combination of flavors. It was somewhat loud. Service was spot on
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for business lunch
Reasonably quiet and spacious enough to allow for business conversations. Very good food - Limited selection which is actually nice for business meeting, you don't lost in a book of options. I will be going back regularly
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
great night with the girls
Not my first time here, but it was for some in our group. We had a great evening, the huge garage doors were up and it was really cool to feel like we were part of the thunder & lightning outside while being all cozy inside. Our server was as spot on as the food, martinis and the bottle of wine we all enjoyed. I'll be back again, and I'm sure they will too.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top notch - we were 10 minutes early and they were completely ready for our party of 5. Service was amazing and the food was plate licking good.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun time on Sat night! The
Fun time on Sat night! The squash blossom salad was amazing, I want to go back just for that, though everything was good. It was pretty empty, which seems weird. Our server said their busy nights are Mon.-Fri. due to Amazon employees. Sat night was the night to get a table and enjoy a little more time and attention.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go-to restaurant in SLU
Good food, good bar staff, always good service. It's a warm, neighborhood place that is upscale enough to get a little dressed up for. The food is a touch hit and miss on some of the specials, i.e. some of your foodie friends might not rave about it (not to say bad or anything like that, just won't make it to the top of Seattle wow, gotta try this kind of thing)
But if you stick with a few of the regulars (great burger, the banh mi sliders are solid, the fries are some of the better ones in Seattle, and the chicken liver terrine as well) you will be fine.
I dine here for lunch or dinner almost weekly. Nice ambience.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu was not extensive but
Menu was not extensive but it offered offered choices for light eaters, and the 'steak and potatoes" guy. Food was excellent and wait staff attentive. Only negative was difficulty in finding parking.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly Exceptional Food!
I'm fussy and I don't tend to take the time to write reviews so this'll be short. How about this: WOW. Ok, I'll say more. EVERYTHING our foursome ordered was truly Outstanding. I'm fussy (did I mention that?) about fish. We ordered the King Salmon and it was beautifully rare/med-rare (pure buttah) but crisp outside - came with an eggplant puree. Really. There was a squash, arugula, green bean and pomegranate delight; creamy, crunchy & highly flavourful. And the king mushroom & clams number. The menu doesn't really tell you what you are actually going to get, in general. For this one, the wild mushrooms laced this number with their smoky, earthiness and the clams? It was a creamy, smooth clam FLAN! Really. & Chef James is self-taught. WOW.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Phenomenal! I have to say this is my new favorite restaurant! Great service, and exceptional food!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here was magical! Very inventive and absolutely delicious! We tried the squash and pomegranate salad with a mustard bourbon dressing drizzled over baby greens - delicious! then the duck confit sliders with cilantro and a scirracho aioli was mouth watering. Finally, the mushroom tagliatelle with black garlic- a fermented gourmet product i'd never had before was sublime!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate at Re:public early on Saturday night (5:30 pm) and had a delightful experience. The place was kind of empty, which kept the noise down and the servers attentive. We received good advice from our servers, and the food was plentiful and delicious. Special kudos to the bartender; my wife said her mojito was the best she ever had.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for lunch. Great service and good for groups. Even with the amazon rush, it felt relaxed and service was excellent and timely. Menu has good variety and food was great.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the lamb T-bone and the short ribs. Both were outstanding!
The service and the food will bring us back again.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Establishment for Lunch
This was a great place for our small group (4 people) - quick, attentive service and concise lunchtime menu with enough options for vegetarians. Relaxing ambiance and the music wasn't too loud. The food was brought out in a timely/coordinated manner so we all got to start eating at the same time. Drinks refilled regularly. Reservations were handled professionally. Highly recommend to others.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch with a friend
Super easy to make reso, parking was a problem until I called letting them know why were running late & Rory solved our problem then we dined....boy did we dine...Ashley was terrific, there when you needed her & left us alone to enjoy the food, atmosphere & girl talk. My guest loved her olives in her goose nice job on the garnish...way to cover the bases. South Lake Union is lucky to have Republic, a real gem...thanks
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM